These days, choosing the right company/individual to buy from is a difficult choose. You obviously want someone you can do the job and do it better than anyone else. But the big question is, how do you show the world that you are very knowledgeable and are able to get the job done right? Most [...]
In my attempt to create something different, I decided to have fun and turn my blog into a “mood” based blog. Why? Well one of the issues that many people have while communicating on the internet is determining emotion of the individual doing the writing online. So I asked the question, “why can’t emotions be represented via design?”.
Welcome to what I believe is the first step to understanding a person’s mood surrounding a blog post or communication online in general.
Being a diehard porschefile, I’ve always questioned if the 996 or 997 could really be called a true 911. By now all you 996/997 owners have let out a big grown, but don’t judge this post as a bash. Being a previous owner of the 996 myself, I have to admit my experience wasn’t the greatest. It could be the model year (2001), but things like the interior falling apart, front end wander at high speed, and many other problems really killed the experience. On the pro side, the car had power. But is power everything? [Read More...]
As I’m sure most would agree, when the announcement was made about a “Apple Tablet” coming out the first thought was, why? Even after watching the keynote presentation, I still wondered if this product was actually needed or was it another nicely packaged Apple product that looked more pretty than functional. [Read More...]
First let me say I’m pretty proud that I actually committed to reading each book in my collection and not doom them to a life of dust collection. My first choice: “The Naked Entrepreneur“, written by Troy Hazard and Maria Elita. Being an entrepreneur myself, I love reading about experiences that others go through when starting a business, running a business, or just running themselves in general. It makes me feel that I’m not alone in the world. The focus of this book is to look into yourself and to be more real. [Read More...]
This past snow storm in Maryland kept me caged up in the house and when you have time on your hands, the wheels of thought start to turn. My home office is in our basement/dungeon and in it, I have a nice set of bookshelves that not only house books, but other little odds and ends. Sitting back one crisp cold snowy morning in my office chair, I gazed over at this fairly large collection of unread books that seemed to occupy most of the real estate on both shelves. Surprised at this enormous collection that obviously was left to collect dust, I stirred up the motivation to see what my purchase whims left me with. Looking over titles such as: “Idiots Guide To Creative Writing” to “The Answer” and best of all “10 Hour Work Week”, I wonder if I actually read any of these and if I did, have I learned anything. [Read More...]
Life lessons are an invaluable emotional tool that can set you up on a path of being successful, only if you stop to notice them. So how do you pick up on the lesson itself when sometimes you are too busy to notice it? Even worst, you are too proud to acknowledge it. For someone like me who is still an adolescent not only in heart, but also mind, my barrier has been my pride. In my eagerness to succeed at a very young age, I sometimes forget the meaning of my actions and the consequences of those actions. [Read More...]
Market timing is not only possible, it is crucial!
Throughout my career, I have heard that it is impossible to time the market. Actually market timing is not only possible, it is crucial! The old rationale behind the impossibility of market timing was often presented with two very impressive sounding notions that convince many of their validity – “Efficient Markets Theory” and “Random Walk Theory”. Perhaps it is the fact that I am a practitioner and not a professional scholar that I can empathize with the difficulty in reading about financial theories, so let us get down to brass tacks [Read More...]